iOS 11 will bring big updates to Siri, iMessages, Apple Pay, and more

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SAN JOSE, Calif.—Apple announced iOS 11 at its annual developers conference today, revealing details on what changes will come to your iPhone or iPad in the near future. Some of the updates include a new app drawer for finding iMessage apps and stickers, new integrations for Apple Pay, a Siri translation beta, drag-and-drop for iPad, and more.

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Apple’s Craig Federighi dove into the software update at the conference keynote and demoed a bunch of new features coming in iOS 11, including a redesigned app drawer for iMessage apps and stickers. The current drawer is pretty sparse, so the company redesigned it to make compatible apps and sticker packs more discoverable in iMessage. All your messages will also be automatically synced to iCloud to optimize storage on each of your iOS devices.

iMessages is also getting Apple Pay in a new way: the contactless payment system will have its own iMessage app in iOS 11 so you can pay people directly within your messages. You can use TouchID to authenticate payments and money transfers, and any money you receive through Apple Pay in iMessage will go to your Apple Pay cash card.

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Source:: Arstechnica – Gadgets

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